From Quarry to Gallery, The National Gallery of Art
In this Issue,” From Quarry to Gallery: The National Gallery of Art” Nancy Hunter Kennedy discusses the history of the marble columns at the rotunda of Washington’s
National Gallery of Art.
It traces the selection of the marble, through fabrication to final installation of the gallery. Comments by O.R. Eggers, the architect; Claude I. Hunter chief marble expert from the Vermont Marble Company; and James Stuart, construction engineer, who represented the National Gallery and the Mellon Trust, add interest.
The men traveled through Italy visiting quarries, and searching for a fabrication site, that the Vermont Marble Company could manage efficiently. The issue concludes with
details of shipping, inspection, production and delivery to Washington.